Soho, it’s full of places where you can’t book and funnily only have a handful of covers. And it’s just got another- but before you roll your eyes and wearily add it to the list of places you’ll be queuing for, hear us out. It’s the second Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack and it’s going to be worth the wait.
Taking inspiration from the British coast and nostalgic days at the seaside, the shack has been designed by Coriander Buildings (Riding House Café, Blixen) and features an open plan kitchen where you can see your food served directly from the charcoal grill – once you’re in the know you can request bespoke off the menu dishes. If you’re not in the know then don’t worry because they’re still going to be serving up a daily changing menu based on what is caught- so unless you’re planning on being here 24/7 you won’t find the same things on the menu. Accessible, affordable and responsibly sourced dishes will include squid toast with ink aioli, wild Hayle mussels cooked over embers with parsley Hollandaise; wood-grilled while Cornish John Dory with smoked anchovy butter and Charcoal grilled monkfish cheek and duck heart skewers. Oyster fans can find Dorset Rock, Achill Rock, Porthilly Rock and Loch Ryan Native.
And they’ve got a plan for those who can’t get a seat straight away – you’ll be given a discount card for nearby bars and cafes so you can grab a drink whilst you wait, which is ideal.
You’ll find Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack at 22 Bateman Street, Soho, W1D 3AN and it’s open now.